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The dance of death: the emperor. Woodcut by Hans Holbein the younger.

Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.
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1 print : woodcut ; image 6.5 x 5 cm

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Dispone domui tuæ, morieris enim tu, & non viues. Esaiæ XXXVIII. Ibi morieris, & ibi erit currus gloriæ tuæ. Esaiæ XXII. Sic tibi disponas commissi munera regni, ut transire aliò posserepente putes. Cur? quia cùm unitam suscepta morte repones, tunc tua diuulsus floria currus erit.

Publications note

A.S. Warthin, The physician of the dance of death; a historical study of the evolution of the dance of death mythus in art, New York 1931, pp. 34-56
W.L. Gundersheimer, The dance of death by Hans Holbein the younger, New York 1971, pp. vii-xiii

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Wellcome Library no. 29625i

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